Math Tip For Your Holiday Discount Shopping

Don’t make this mistake when shopping:

Twitter exchange with AFP re calculating sale prices

In other words, a percentage discount on an already-discounted item is not additive. Another example:

– A leather coat’s original retail price is $400

– The store has marked it as being 25% off: 25% of $400 = $100, so the price is now $300

– The store gives you a coupon/code good for 25% off one purchase

– Do you now get 50% off the coat’s original $400 price? No! Unless the offer specifically states the % off is off of the original price, it is calculated on the current purchasing price.

– So NOT 50% of $400 = $200

– But:

  •  25% of $400 = $100, so current price = $300
  • 25% of $300 = $75, so your price with coupon = $225

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